Friday, August 8, 2008

Edwards 'fesses up, kinda

Never believe a word a Democrat says -- as if you needed to be told.

UPDATE: A lesbian affair, har har.

UPDATE II: "When you have some very credible people working for John Edwards . . ." Eh? If they were "credible," why were they working for that transparent phony?

(Hat tip: Hot Air) There are two Americas, one of which doesn't bust out laughing at the mere thought of a sentence including both "John Edwards" and "very credible."

UPDATE III: Ace catches Amanda Marcotte making excuses for her ex-boss:
My official stance is that unless it’s a matter of hypocrisy, it's none of your damn business. . . . Edwards, as far as I know, has never been a "sanctity of marriage" wanker, and so this is officially None Of Our Business, and anyone who dogged him on this story should be fired on the principle that they don’t know journalism from rooting around in the trash. Hypocrisy is a story; human weakness is not.
Idiot. Am I the only one who remembers how the John-and-His-Heroic-Cancer-Survivor-Wife story was sold to the public as symbolic of Edwards' incredible sensitivity and caring? That Edwards was engaged in a game of make-believe -- attempting to benefit politically from a reputation as a loyal husband while simultaneously shagging Rielle Hunter -- ought to be hypocrisy enough for anyone, regardless of his political positions.

Amanda Marcotte's feminist "principles" are exposed as self-deception and self-degradation. Here's some advice, sweetheart: When you offer to be a doormat, don't complain about the footprints on your back.

UPDATE IV: Now Edwards shoves his wife out into the 'sphere to help spin the story:
Our family has been through a lot. Some caused by nature, some caused by human weakness, and some – most recently – caused by the desire for sensationalism and profit without any regard for the human consequences. . . .
[A] recent string of hurtful and absurd lies in a tabloid publication, because of a picture falsely suggesting that John was spending time with a child it wrongly alleged he had fathered outside our marriage, our private matter could no longer be wholly private.
This is utter crap. Just how "absurd" were those tabloid "lies"? Edwards now denies paternity, but he previously denied the affair he now admits. And exactly why was he meeting with Rielle Hunter in L.A., if this is all old news and he is not the father of her child?

Mrs. Edwards, your husband is a liar. Had he not run for president, his lies would be a "private matter," as you say, but being untrustworthy is problematic for someone who aspires to be leader of the free world, eh?

But please don't blame a "tabloid publication" for your husband's exposure, Mrs. Edwards, since it's pretty doggone obvious that the Enquirer originally got its tip from the campaign of one of your husband's erstwhile rivals for the Democratic nomination.

UPDATE V: Stephen Spruiell nails it:
Overheard in the office: "Why would Edwards admit the affair but deny fathering the child?"
I'll tell you why: Elizabeth Edwards was diagnosed with incurable cancer in late March of 2007. Rielle Hunter's baby was born in late February of 2008. That means that if Edwards is the father, he was definitely still carrying on the affair with Hunter after he knew his wife's cancer was back.
Remember that thing about doormats and footprints, Mrs. Edwards?

UPDATE VI: Worst Husband of the Year.

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